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Noy Holland, Madeline ffitch (MFA'10) and Christy Crutchfield (MFA'11) read as part of "Our Work and Why We Do It" Reading Series
Christy Crutchfield (MFA'11) is the author of the novel How to Catch a Coyote. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Massachusetts Review, Salt Hill Journal, jubilat, and other journals. She recently received a fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and serves on the editorial staff of Juked. She writes and teaches in Western Massachusetts.
Madeline ffitch (MFA'10) writes and organizes in Appalachian Ohio. She was a founding member of the punk theater company, The Missoula Oblongata, and works with the collective Appalachia Resist! She is the author of the story collection, Valparaiso, Round the Horn. Her writing has been featured or is forthcoming in Tin House, Guernica, Electric Literature, Granta, and VICE. Her novel, Stay and Fight will be out from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the Spring.
Noy Holland is the recipient of the 2018 Katherine Anne Porter Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her short story “Tally” was included in Best American Short Stories, and read by Suzzy Roche at Symphony Space in New York City. Her books include I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like, New and Selected Stories; the novel Bird; and three collections of short fiction and novellas-- Swim for the Little One First, What Begins with Bird, and The Spectacle of the Body. She has published fiction and essays in The Kenyon Review, Epoch, Antioch, Conjunctions, The Quarterly, Glimmer Train, Electric Literature, Publisher’s Weekly, The Believer, NOON, and New York Tyrant, among others. She has taught since 1997 in the MFA for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.